Monday, August 20, 2012

Record #0090: Rock Me Baby / I Can’t Lose – B.B. KING

Kent 393 (original) USA, May 1964
Words & Music by:  B.B. King, Joe Josea
Musicians: B.B. King (vocals and Lucille), others unknown
Recording sessions:  USA, 1958 (?)
Highest chart positions:  US #34, UK #-

B.B. King signed to ABC Paramount in 1962, but his former label kept releasing his old unissued masters in the 60’s and 70’s. That explains the time passed between the recording date and the time of release. Not much can be found about the recording session. Even the year is unknown; some sources claiming it to be “about 1958” others saying that this was recorded “before Jan.14, 1962” (the day when he signed to ABC).

Both “Rock Me Baby” and “I Can’t Lose” are old blues standards, though credited to King and Josea.

List price:  Very Good+ is $5, Near Mint is $10

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